Music Director and Composers Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for music directors and composers in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of music directors and composers among Florida metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Music Directors and Composers in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,770
25th Percentile Wage
$41,010
50th Percentile Wage
$52,500
75th Percentile Wage
$65,400
90th Percentile Wage
$137,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for music directors and composers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $137,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,770.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.95
25th Percentile Wage
$19.71
50th Percentile Wage
$25.24
75th Percentile Wage
$31.44
90th Percentile Wage
$66.28

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for music directors and composers in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $66.28. The median hourly salary is $25.24. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.95.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of music directors and composers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,50011.24%14.65%
201546,6008.97%-
201442,420-2.55%-
201343,500-3.01%-
201244,810--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Music Directors and Composers in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of music directors and composers in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of music directors and composers in state of Florida ranges from $42,270 to $57,020. The highest paying area for music directors and composers in Florida is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach with a median annual salary of $57,020. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach (mean annual salary $56,560). The lowest paying area is Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater with a median annual salary of $42,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$57,020
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$56,560
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$55,070
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$52,240
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$48,510
Naples-Marco Island
$48,070
Gainesville
$45,910
Jacksonville
$44,980
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$42,270


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